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Table 1 Item frequencies for Psychosis Screening Questionnaire in non-attenders with probable SMD (n = 61)

From: Equitable access to mental healthcare integrated in primary care for people with severe mental disorders in rural Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

 Psychosis Screening Questionnaire itemNumber (%)
Hypomania
 Introductory questionHave there been times when you felt very happy indeed without a break for days on end?20 (32.8)
 First key questionWas there an obvious reason for this?6 (9.8)
 Second key questionDid your relatives or friends think it was strange or complain about it?8 (13.1)
Thought insertion
 Introductory questionHave you ever felt that your thoughts were directly interfered with or controlled by some outside force or person?24 (39.3)
 First key questionDid this come about in a way that many people would find it hard to believe, e.g. through telepathy?16 (26.2)
Paranoia
 Introductory questionHave there been times when you felt that people were against you?27 (44.3)
 First key questionHave there been times when you felt that people were deliberately acting to harm you or your interests?28 (45.9)
 Second key questionHave there been times when you felt that a group of people was plotting to cause you serious injury or harm?26 (43.3)
Strange experiences
 Introductory questionHave there been times when you felt that something strange was going on?24 (43.3)
 First key questionDid you feel it was so strange that other people would find it very hard to believe?19 (31.2)
Hallucinations
 Introductory questionHave there been times when you heard or saw things that other people couldn’t?26 (43.3)
 First key questionDid you at any time hear voices saying quite a few words or sentences when there was no one around who might account for it?28 (46.7)
Any psychotic symptom45 (76.4)
Yes to any introductory question41 (68.3)
Yes to first key question38 (64.4)
Yes to key question(s) highest levela37 (61.7)
  1. aSecond key question for hypomania or paranoia, or first key question for the other symptoms